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Over $90 million in incentive funding is being offered to assist businesses and public agencies in reducing their emissions through vehicle and equipment upgrades and installation of supporting zero-emission infrastructure.

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How to Apply

The equipment categories that are currently eligible for funding are listed below. Before applying, check the project category web pages for additional requirements and eligibility criteria. Then click the Apply Now link to apply through our online application portal. For instructions on using the online system, please reference our user guide.

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Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on March 28, 2024, and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis or until all funds have been awarded. Only complete applications will be evaluated.

Eligible Project Types Open for Applications

Over $82 million is available for projects where emission reductions benefit the Air District’s most impacted communities. Information about how to check eligible geographical areas is available in the 2023-2024 Geographic Eligibility Form in the Resources section. The following list summarizes the geographical requirements by project category:

  • Locomotives - must either be domiciled, operate at least 30 percent, or have at least one stop within West Oakland, East Oakland, Richmond-San Pablo, or Bayview-Hunters Point/Southeast San Francisco. 
  • Marine vessels - must either 
    • be domiciled in West Oakland, East Oakland, Richmond-San Pablo, or Bayview-Hunters Point/Southeast San Francisco, OR
    • operate 90 percent within the San Francisco Bay.
  • In West Oakland, East Oakland, Richmond-San Pablo, and Bayview-Hunters Point/Southeast San Francisco, and other designated disadvantaged communities and low-income communities located within the Air District’s jurisdiction:
    • Electric school buses and supporting charging infrastructure - buses must be domiciled or have at least one stop in one of these communities. 
    • Transit buses (electric or hydrogen) and supporting infrastructure for public agencies - buses must be domiciled or have at least one stop in one of these communities.
    • Off-road equipment - equipment must operate at least 30 percent in these communities. Eligible equipment types include, but are not limited to, loaders, excavators, dozers, transportation refrigeration units (TRUs), forklifts, and ground support equipment.

Up to $8 million is available for upgrading agricultural equipment that is operated within the Air District’s jurisdiction. Eligible equipment types include, but are not limited to, tractors, loaders, dozers, excavators, scrapers, forklifts, stationary and portable engines.

Interested parties, including applicants with projects that are located outside of the eligible areas, are encouraged to subscribe to the Emissions Reduction Incentives Email List to receive email alerts with real-time program updates (see link at the bottom of the page).

Resources

2023-2024 Geographic Eligibility Form - Submit this form along with your application to confirm geographic eligibility based on the location of your proposed project. Not required for agricultural equipment applications.

Regulatory Compliance Statement - Submit this form along with your application to confirm regulatory compliance. Required for all applications.

Impacted Communities: disadvantaged and low-income community designations - For the purposes of this program the Air District considers the disadvantaged communities and low-income communities as defined for California Climate Investments (CCI). View a map of these designated areas, and then type into the search box the location address of your project to see if it falls within a disadvantage community (yellow), low-income community (blue), or both (green).

When open, priority funding is available for projects that reduce pollution in the Bay Area priority communities, including AB 617 communities listed below:

  • West Oakland
  • Richmond-San Pablo
  • East Oakland / San Leandro
  • Eastern San Francisco
  • Pittsburg-Bay Point area
  • San Jose
  • Tri-Valley area
  • Vallejo

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Last Updated: 2/7/2024